PhD in Gender Studies, Uppsala universitet


The Centre for Gender Research of Uppsala University opens a position of PhD in Gender Studies.

from 1 September 2020
Uppsala University, Sweden

The Centre for Gender Research was established in 2003 as an interdisciplinary unit within Uppsala University with a focus on gender research. We are placed within the Disciplinary Domain of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, but our research and education includes both social and biological perspectives on sex/gender.  

Duties/Project description: 
The PhD program spans four years of full-time work, and is financed with a salaried position as doctoral student. The PhD candidate is expected to work full time in the program, and contribute actively to the Centre’s and the program’s activities and milieu. Additional service at the Centre for Gender Research, in administration and/or education, may apply (max 20%) which then prolongs the duration of the PhD programme with the corresponding time. The orientation of the thesis project pursued by the PhD candidate must be situated within the field of Gender Studies.

To be eligible for the position, you need to have completed an MA degree. We expect applicants to have a degree in Gender Studies at the advanced (MA) level. Desirable qualifications further consist of: previous documented experience of research relevant for the position. The applicant must be proficient and have documented skills in both Swedish and English.

For basic eligibility for the position, you need to have completed a degree at advanced (Masters) level, based on course study of no less than 240 credits, and with no less than 60 of these credits at the advanced level. Eligibility also applies to those who have acquired the equivalent of such education in Sweden or abroad. For special eligibility, the applicant must have a degree in Gender Studies at the BA or MA level. Those also have special eligibility who have acquired an equivalent education in other subjects with a gender studies orientation.

Your application should be written in English. It should contain your Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificate and grades, Master’s thesis, and possible publications. It must also contain a personal letter (max. 2 pages) describing: (A) the reason(s) why you want to pursue a PhD program in gender studies, and (B) any previous research experience. Furthermore, the application must include a brief project outline (max 5 pages, including bibliography) for the thesis project you wish to pursue as a PhD candidate. It is vital that the project plan reflects familiarity with the field of gender research, is based on research questions and perspectives of high relevance to gender studies, and indicates how the proposed project connects to existing research themes at the Centre for Gender studies. Please, include contact information for at least two references, preferably academic. Interviews and work samples will be part of the selection process.
The application can be submitted through Uppsala University's recruitment system.